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Dobbie's Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £450  to  £730

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Short Breaks From

  • £65 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £105 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About Dobbie's Barn

This is a beautifully appointed barn conversion with original features. It is unique, private and has splendid views to the Mendip and the Quantock Hills. A large veranda provides spacious and attractive outdoor seated areas, whilst inside the wood burner (with free logs) gives a cosy feel for cooler evenings. Dobbie's Barn is dog-friendly and there is a footpath outside the property. There is an enclosed area for car parking and the property sits in its own grounds of over half an acre. Dobbie's Barn has been operating as a holiday let for over three years and has had some excellent guest reviews.

Spaxton nestles in the foothills of the Quantocks, and the region is well-known for the excellent quality of walking and cycling it offers. There are numerous footpaths nearby, including one which passes straight past Dobbie’s Barn, making it incredibly easy for you to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the countryside.The Quantock Hills are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is no better way to appreciate its charm than on foot whether you do it on the 36-mile Coleridge Way or a gentle circular route around Nether Stowey.

Bridgwater’s location on the banks of the Parrett River kept its ports busy even as far back as the 800s, while its brickworks and iron foundries saw its population boom during the Industrial Revolution. Today, it is a lovely market town with an interesting local museum and a good variety of places to eat and shop. It is worth climbing Burrow Mump for the panoramic views or taking a stroll or cycle alongside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, while the nearby WWT Steart Marshes is a lovely alternative.

The Barn is in a convenient location for all of Somerset’s best towns and attractions. In addition to having the Quantocks on the doorstep, the beautiful Mendips are also nearby with even more footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes to enjoy. If that isn’t enough to satisfy your explorer’s soul, then you will be delighted to know that Exmoor is only 25 miles away; and if it’s a sunny day, Minehead’s sandy shores and Victorian seaside attractions are an absolute pleasure.

Dobbie’s Barn is a fantastic holiday cottage for someone seeking an idyllic escape without having to drive to the ends of the earth to reach it. Sitting in half an acre of private gardens on a quiet country lane, it is only 20 minutes from the M5 and five miles from Bridgwater. Spaxton village shop is half a mile away and the church is a quarter of a mile, and you can walk to The Lamb Inn (a favourite with locals for the friendly atmosphere and excellent food) in around 20 minutes. Dobbie's Barn is a popular choice with couples but with space for up to four people, it is also an excellent choice with small families or friends who want a comfortable place to stay in Somerset.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Sarah Upfield joined Independent Cottages in March 2018

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Somerset)

Accommodation Comprises:

The accommodation at Dobbie's Barn is predominantly on one level.


  • The living space is open plan, with vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams. Slate floors provide a stylish and practical choice for dogs and muddy walking boots, while a log burning stove keeps it feeling warm and welcoming all year round. A wall of full height windows framed in oak allow natural light to flood in making the most of the incredible countryside views.
  • A comfortable couch is positioned next to the log burner and in front of the window and is a wonderful place to relax with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. There is also a television and a DVD player.
  • The bespoke fitted kitchen is perfect for self-catering. There is plenty of bench and storage space and an electric oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and ample crockery, cutlery and utensils.
  • A pine dining table seats four.
  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights and an en-suite with a WC and wash basin. Glass French doors frame the spectacular views and open onto the terrace.
  • The bathroom has been finished to a very high standard and features a bath, walk-in shower, WC and handbasin.
  • There is space downstairs for a spare bed if a guest did not want to sleep on the mezzanine level.


  • A spiral staircase leads to a balcony area where there is a second double bed with bedside table and reading light. Please note this is a comfortable but confined space with low rafters. The spiral staircase is not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility.

Outside: Spacious gardens have fantastic views of the Quantock and Mendip Hills. There is a paved terrace which is accessible from the master bedroom and the living room. A separate barn has laundry facilities and provides secure storage for bikes and other equipment. There is secure off-road parking.

Additional Information: The property has WiFi and central heating, and all utilities, linen and towels are included. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Short breaks with a minimum stay of two nights are offered all year round. No smoking. Peak season refers to Christmas and New Year. Dobbie's Barn also considers enquiries for longer lets.

Dobbie's Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 Doubles)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £450
To £730
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7821 260042 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Sarah Upfield
Member Since March 2018

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